Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Can you host in Hereford?

Are you an animal lover? Do you have a stable or barn you could lend out once in a while? Then you could be the British Hen Welfare Trust’s next answer to its life-saving work for hens destined for slaughter. The charity re-homes hens across the country and is looking to set up a brand […]

Go potty for poultry on National Poultry Day

A chicken charity is reminding the general public that their feathered friends make wonderful pets – not just a good Sunday roast – this National Poultry Day. The awareness day takes place on Sunday, 19 March and is most often associated with eating poultry, not keeping them as pets. But the British Hen Welfare Trust […]

National Picnic Week

Are you struggling to think of a theme for your Free Range Friday? Why not hold one during National Picnic Week! The event runs from 16 June to 25 June so you have two Fridays to pick from. The idea is simple. Just bake or buy some yummy goods containng free range eggs and share […]

Easter Free Range Friday!

Are you struggling to think of a theme for your Free Range Friday? Why not hold one on Good Friday! Simply stock up on chocolatey treats (and make sure any cakes contain only free range eggs!) and swap them in exchange for a donation. Better yet, you could be in with a chance of winning […]

Flip a Free Range Friday

Pancake Day is fast approaching and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging the nation to Flip Free Range pancakes across the country between 24 and 28 February. Better still, inviting friends and family to eat delicious free range pancakes and asking for a small donation to help the charity could put you in with […]

Free range Yorkshire pudds

British Yorkshire Pudding Day – yes there is such a thing! – takes place on Sunday, 5 February and the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) is asking the nation to go free range to celebrate the occasion. Can you rise to the challenge? “Yorkshire puddings are loved across the country but we often forget where […]

Avoid McVitie’s on Chocolate Cake Day

Chocolate cake lovers have the perfect excuse to tuck in to a slice today. But the British Hen Welfare Trust is reminding cake lovers to check the ingredients of their favourite brands before they buy this Chocolate Cake Day (Friday, 27 January). In particular, McVitie’s, whose line includes a delicious-looking chocolate cake, is one to […]

Spread your wings and hug a hen

National Hugging Day takes place on 21 January and the British Hen Welfare Trust is encouraging people to pick up their feathered friends and give them a gentle squeeze! They’re bound to be in need of a good hug by now as they have been cooped up since 6 December, when an Avian Flu Prevention Zone […]

Thousands of hens miss out on new homes thanks to avian flu

The British Hen Welfare Trust has been forced to postpone all its re-homings until 28 February due to the threat of bird flu. Defra put an Avian Flu Prevention Zone in place on 6 December for 30 days requiring all captive poultry to be kept indoors, and therefore separate from wild birds. However, the prevention […]